Herbert, Jocelyn (3 of 28)  National Sound Archive: General Collection

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  • Recording date

    1992, 1992-05-19

  • Recording locations

    Interviewee's homes in London and Hampshire

  • Interviewees

    Herbert, Jocelyn 1917-2003 (speaker, female)

  • Interviewers

    Courtney, Cathy (speaker, female)

  • Abstract

    Further details parents’ friends who came to the house when JH growing up. QH, A.P. Herbert. JH and John Armstrong. Boat Race parties in childhood. Neighbours, artist Julian Trevelyan, Ursula Mommens, their son, Philip. Mary Fedden, second wife of Julian Trevelyan, who JH met at Slade when JH doing scene painting course with [Vladimir] Polunin. JH mentions meeting Julian Trevelyan when she was fifteen; going to Surrealist exhibition, meeting [Roland] Penrose, [Paul] Eluard, Man Ray and [Stanley William] Hayter, with whom JH later studied in Paris. Neighbours included Robert Graves, Laura Riding, Norma Guinness. Mentions knowing artist Gertrude Hermes, filmmaker, Len Lye, photographer, Douglas Glass. GQ’s lover. A.P. Herbert’s attitude to women. JH and sex education. JH being shy as an adolescent. Beginning to sense herself as an individual separate from her family during time in Paris after leaving school. Becoming politically aware with the rise of Hitler.

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    Life story interview with Jocelyn Herbert (1917-2003), theatre designer.

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